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Afreximbank's $3-billion facility to cushion impact of COVID-19
30-03-2020 | 12:03:00
The Afreximbank has announced a $3-billion facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility to help African countries deal with the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Konnect Africa targets 3,600 DR Congo schools with high speed internet
26-03-2020 | 14:26:00
Konnect Africa, Schoolap and Flash Services have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Internet.
Air Seychelles receives new A320neo aircraft to boost operations
26-03-2020 | 14:20:00
Air Seychelles has announced that the airline has taken delivery of its new A320neo aircraft registered as ‘S7-PTI’.
Radwin collaborates with mobax to deploy wireless broadband solutions across South Africa
26-03-2020 | 11:53:00
Radwin, the global wireless broadband provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Mobax, a telecommunications and technology company in South Africa.
WorldRemit partners with Paykii to enable international bill payments
26-03-2020 | 09:31:00
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit has joined forces with Paykii to launch international bill payments using the WorldRemit app or website.
MTN and Ericsson commence Network Managed Operations in Benin
26-03-2020 | 09:28:00
MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.
IATA urges African and Middle Eastern governments to give airlines emergency support
26-03-2020 | 09:25:00
The International Air Transport Association is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Of coronavirus crisis and the silver lining for Africa
26-03-2020 | 09:12:00
As economies take a hit from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, the crisis is birthing opportunities and continues to create crucial lessons on resilience and adaptation especially in Africa.
[Column] NJ Ayuk: The Mozambique gas promise and why it epitomizes the African dream
25-03-2020 | 09:23:13
It has been almost exactly ten years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over sixty years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration.
[South Africa] Data sharing platform Omnisient receives funding from Nedbank, Investec and Compass Venture Capital
25-03-2020 | 07:20:56
Omnisient, a Cape Town-based Privacy-by-Design startup that specializes in secure data sharing for businesses, has landed pre-Series A funding from Nedbank CIB, Investec and Compass Venture Capital.
ROAM Africa announces remote work policy for employees due to COVID-19
25-03-2020 | 06:53:08
ROAM Africa (Ringier One Africa Media), Africa’s classifieds group, has announced that it is requiring all employees to work remotely as part of efforts to protect its workforce from the COVID-19 virus.
Loon, Telkom ballon-powered internet receives nod to fly in Kenya
24-03-2020 | 08:30:00
Loon, the Alphabet company working to bring balloon-powered Internet to Kenya with its local partner, Telkom Kenya, announce the reception of all regulatory and Cabinet approvals to begin flying balloons in Kenya.
[South Africa] High Court dismisses Risc Technology application to interdict B-BBEE Commission from performing
24-03-2020 | 07:49:00
The B-BBEE Commission welcomes High Court's decision to dismiss with cost the urgent application by Risc Technology Integration to interdict the Commission from implementing its decision and recommendations.
World Health Organization launches WhatsApp messaging service to provide COVID-19 facts
24-03-2020 | 06:15:00
World Health Organization is launching a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.
African Telecommunications Union calls for harmonized action by telecommunications regulators to combat Coronavirus Pandemic
24-03-2020 | 06:01:20
The African Telecommunications Union has put together a set of guidelines to assist in combating the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that every Member State should consider.
African Finance Ministers call for coordinated COVID-19 response, mitigate adverse impact on economies and society
23-03-2020 | 12:05:00
African Finance Ministers met on a virtual conference to exchange ideas on the efforts of their respective governments in dealing with the social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
[Column] Garsen Naidu: Reskilling workforce to embrace the fourth industrial revolution
20-03-2020 | 13:28:21
While automation and digital technologies are disrupting the workplace as we traditionally know it, it has become imperative for organizations to start reskilling their workforce.
[Column] Soromfe Uzomah: Tech making it easier for SMEs to do business in Africa
20-03-2020 | 11:42:04
Last year’s World Bank Doing Business report indicate the overall business climate in sub-Saharan Africa is steadily improving.
UNCDF, ICT players target one million Ugandans with access to digital services
20-03-2020 | 09:26:05
The United Nations Capital Development Fund has partnered with digital services providers aimed at increasing access to and usage of digital services in the North and West Nile regions of Uganda.
U.S. Chamber stands ready to pursue comprehensive, high-standard trade agreement with Kenya
20-03-2020 | 08:52:00
Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce said that the administration is working with Congress to reach a high-standard, comprehensive free trade agreement with Kenya.
African Development Bank renews risk participation agreement for trade finance with Sumitomo subsidiary
20-03-2020 | 08:31:57
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank approved a $200 million Trade Finance Risk participation agreement (RPA) between Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE) and the African Development Bank.
Burundi National Bureau of Standards gets €150,000 equipment to raise quality standards
20-03-2020 | 07:44:00
The Burundi National Bureau of Standards has received equipment worth €150,000 to support its operations and improve regional market access for Burundi products.
MTN completes sale of ATC joint ventures for $85 million
20-03-2020 | 07:05:00
MTN has confirmed that regulatory approvals have now been received for the disposal of its stake in ATC Ghana.
African Development Bank supports Seychelles Blue Economy with $800,000 FAPA grant
20-03-2020 | 06:19:00
The African Development Bank has signed an $800,000 grant agreement with the government of Seychelles to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its Blue Economy sector.
Ethiopia sustains reforms to spur growth, boost investment climate and finance sector
20-03-2020 | 05:48:00
The World Bank approved $500 million from the International Development Association (IDA) in continued support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Homegrown Reform Agenda.
Alibaba Cloud offers AI, cloud services to help battle COVID-19 globally
19-03-2020 | 13:26:29
Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, says it has offered medical personnel around the world advanced cloud-based technology applications in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paxful launches annual list of top 10 African women to watch in bitcoin and blockchain
19-03-2020 | 13:23:00
Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, is shining the spotlight on the contribution women are making to the rapidly growing blockchain and bitcoin industries.
[Nigeria] Mastercard launches Girls4Tech programme to address skills gap
19-03-2020 | 10:07:00
Mastercard has launched the rollout of its first 2020 Girls4Tech programme in Nigeria.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics opens new subsidiary in Ethiopia
19-03-2020 | 10:02:58
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Ethiopia, a new subsidiary, has been officially launched as part of a joint venture between Bolloré Transport & Logistics and the Ethiopian company CLS Logistics
Etihad Cargo boosts its freighter summer schedule in Africa
19-03-2020 | 09:56:34
Etihad Cargo has announced its freighter schedule for the IATA summer season, boosting capacity to its top freighter gateways.
My Office to supply one million licenses to schools in Cameroon
19-03-2020 | 06:45:26
The Russian developer of office software "My Office" and the Cameroon's Ministry of Education have agreed to provide one million software licenses of My Office Education in schools.
[Kenya] REREC selects SAP to enhance transparency in tendering process
19-03-2020 | 06:41:00
REREC partnered with SAP to enable expert bid evaluation, contract lifecycle management and supplier self-service through a digital transformation project named Project Platinum.
[South Africa] GoSolutions adopts modern tech solutions to deliver value to businesses
19-03-2020 | 06:38:00
GoSolutions has been part of the GoGlobal group since 2015. GoGlobal, a business renowned for their logistics planning and systems, have been part of many ground-breaking business ventures.
Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa launches data labs
18-03-2020 | 13:09:00
Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa has launched Dentsu Data Labs - this specialist division will lead the way in data intelligence and consultancy, marketing technology and audience insights.
Jumia and Reckitt Benckiser partner to provide consumers access to hygiene products in Africa
18-03-2020 | 11:46:00
Africa’s e-commerce platform Jumia has announced a major partnership with Reckitt Benckiser, the global health products manufacturer to help consumers access hygienic products at the lowest price.
Hong Kong fintech company EMQ expands global reach into Africa
18-03-2020 | 09:19:30
EMQ, a global financial settlement network, has announced its footprint expansion into Africa.
Absa deploys Africa’s first conversational AI powered virtual banking assistant
18-03-2020 | 06:35:00
Absa Group Limited's subsidiaries outside of South Africa have selected and deployed KAI, Africa's first Conversational AI powered virtual banking assistant.
TECNO Mobile unveils Sony's first 64mp smartphone camera to Africa
18-03-2020 | 06:30:00
Global premier mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile is changing the world of smartphone cameras in emerging markets once again with the upcoming launch of its smartphone CAMON 15 series.
Nigeria, Ghana smartphone markets in good shape, COVID-19 casts dark shadow in West Africa, IDC
18-03-2020 | 06:21:00
Nigeria's smartphone market grew 5.3% quarter on quarter in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
[Startup Interview] Stanley Njeru, CEO, Buyer Logistics Limited, Kenya
17-03-2020 | 13:05:02
Stanley Njeru is the CEO of Buyer Logistics Limited, a Kenyan-based startup offering freight forwading, custom clearance, warehousing and motor vehicle importation services.
East Africa smartphone markets records strong growth, COVID-19 set to hit shipments, IDC
17-03-2020 | 10:53:00
Kenya's smartphone market saw shipments increase 20.3% year on year in Q4 2019, according to the latest figures from global technology and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
[Column] NJ Ayuk: Opportunities for African oil producers post OPEC+
17-03-2020 | 09:34:00
Sometimes it is easy to forget how interconnected human lives across the globe have become.
Central Africa faces double-jeopardy with coronavirus, economic diversification paramount
17-03-2020 | 07:49:00
Economies within the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) will collectively have a 4.7 percentage point drop in their projected GDP growth this year as a result of the severe impact of the Coronavirus outbreak.
[Botswana] African Development Bank supports economic diversification project through FAPA
17-03-2020 | 07:23:00
An economic diversification project supported by the Africa Development Bank was launched in Botswana to strengthen the small stock, tourism and horticulture industries by improving businesses linkages particularly among SMEs.
Africa’s AI community launches two initiatives seeking data science solutions for Coronavirus
17-03-2020 | 07:04:00
Two members of Africa’s artificial intelligence (AI) community in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, have launched two initiatives seeking data science solutions to fight the viral disease.
Africell holding completes group reorganization
17-03-2020 | 06:59:00
Africell, the US-owned mobile network operator with more than 12 million customers in four African countries has announced the completion of a significant group reorganization.
[Column] Lee Naik: Rediscovering humanity in a tech world
16-03-2020 | 13:06:54
From the Black Mirror series to the recent Terminator sequel, Hollywood keeps showing us pessimistic visions of the future.
Economic Commission for Africa estimates billions worth of losses due to COVID-19 impact
16-03-2020 | 12:56:00
The Economic Commission for Africa warned the unfolding coronavirus crisis could seriously dent Africa’s already stagnant growth with oil exporting nations losing up to US$ $65 billion in revenues as crude oil prices continue to tumble.
Coronavirus outbreak has cost global value chains $50 billion in exports, UNCTAD
16-03-2020 | 11:57:24
The slowdown of manufacturing in China due to the coronavirus outbreak is disrupting world trade and could result in a $50 billion decrease in exports according to estimates published by UNCTAD.
[South Africa] Digicape rebrands in renewed focus on customers
16-03-2020 | 11:50:00
Digicape, one of only two Apple premium resellers in South Africa, has just launched its rebrand, sporting a fresh look and feel that reflects the brand's journey over the past 18 years.
MusicTime grows its African footprint to six countries
16-03-2020 | 09:00:00
MusicTime®, the world’s first time based music streaming application has revealed its new corporate identity.
SAP provides free access to two solutions to ease Covid-19 impact on businesses
16-03-2020 | 06:42:00
SAP has announced it is opening up free access to two of its leading applications to assist businesses grappling with the effects of the coronavirus.
Tunisia now ready to trade under the COMESA Free Trade Area
13-03-2020 | 14:17:00
Tunisia can now export its products to 15 member States of the COMESA Free Trade Area without paying import duties after completing the process of developing and issuing the legal instruments for trading.
Samsung and Mastercard to enable digital access to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets
13-03-2020 | 11:05:00
Mastercard has announced a global partnership with Samsung to enable digital access to consumers and small businesses in emerging markets through its extensible Pay on Demand platform.
DARE 1 submarine cable lands in Kenya
13-03-2020 | 08:52:42
Telkom Kenya has landed the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE 1) submarine cable in Mombasa Kenya.
Instant messaging software market powered by growing popularity of artificial intelligence, report
13-03-2020 | 06:25:57
The market of instant messaging software is predominantly driven by the growing mobile messaging platforms.
Google set to train 20,000 women across Africa
13-03-2020 | 06:06:00
Google has announced that it will double its commitment to women in Africa and aims to train 20,000 women this year.
Itron launches next-generation communications module for EMEA
12-03-2020 | 13:05:00
Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced the launch of its Cyble 5 communications module for utilities and cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Intracom Telecom reinforces Morocco's border surveillance with advanced radio equipment
12-03-2020 | 11:05:00
Intracom Telecom has announced the supply of its market-leading Point-to-Point microwave (PtP MW) radio, OmniBAS™, to the Border Management Programme for the Maghreb.
[kenya] Receivables finance can help close Africa’s $90 billion SME ginancing gap, Central Bank Governor
12-03-2020 | 09:14:00
Receivables finance is an important tool that can help to close the $90 billion funding gap faced by small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa, Dr. Patrick Njoroge, Governor of Central Bank of Kenya said.
IrisGuard, partners launch mobile payment cash transfer platform for refugees in Egypt
12-03-2020 | 08:35:00
IrisGuard UK Ltd has announced the deployment of its revolutionary EyePay® Cash mobile platform enabling refugees in Egypt to receive their financial aid assistance via iris identification.
Crédit Agricole Egypt adopts Fiorano Software solutions to boost efficiency
12-03-2020 | 06:08:00
Fiorano Software has announced that Crédit Agricole, Egypt has implemented the Fiorano Hybrid Integration Platform (HIP) to reduce time and cost required for integrating applications.
Data management, security driving global healthcare cloud market, report
11-03-2020 | 12:02:43
Global healthcare cloud market revenue is expected to surge at a compound annual growth rate of 25.1 per cent from 2018 to 2023 according to a recent report by Research and Markets.
Dimension Data to implement SAP Solutions on Microsoft Azure in MEA
11-03-2020 | 12:00:15
NTT Ltd. has announced it has earned the SAP on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a solution partner’s capability to deliver high-quality services in a specific solution area.
Vembu announces partnership with MBUZZ technologies in Middle East and North Africa
11-03-2020 | 09:50:00
Vembu, a backup and disaster recovery solution vendor, has announced a partnership with MBUZZ technologies, a Value-Added Reseller in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe region.
[Column] Georgie Midgley: Gig economy can bolster job creation in Africa
11-03-2020 | 08:54:16
Artificial intelligence, blockchain architecture, robotics, cryptocurrencies, virtual reality - these concepts are all going to disrupt the way humans work, live and interact.
Global AI software market to reach $126 billion by 2025, report
11-03-2020 | 08:51:17
One in five workers in a non-routine job will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) for at least part of their role, according to forecasts.
Hughes and OneWeb announce global distribution partnership for low earth orbit satellite service
11-03-2020 | 08:03:00
Hughes Network Systems, LLC and services and OneWeb have announced that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb.
Orange launches mobile money service in Morocco
10-03-2020 | 15:36:00
After securing approval last summer from the "Bank Al Maghrib", Orange Morocco has launched of Orange Money in the kingdom.
[Column] Steve Tzikakis: Moving from improving customer's experience to revolutionizing it
10-03-2020 | 14:12:00
Senior business leaders often ask me what new technology they should be investing in to improve their customer experience and loyalty.
MyOffice announces partner network in Africa
10-03-2020 | 12:39:43
MyOffice, the Russian developer of software for collaborative work with documents, has developed a partner network for operation in the countries of Africa.
New report highlights significant gains from AfCFTA implementation in East Africa
10-03-2020 | 10:37:32
The implementation of the AfCFTA in Eastern Africa could result in welfare gains amounting to USD 1.8 billion for East Africa, boosting intra-African exports by more than USD 1.1 billion and creating more than 2 million new jobs, says a new report.
Global crowdfunding market to reach 8.5 billion this year, Finanso study
10-03-2020 | 07:10:38
Recent years have witnessed the rising popularity of crowdfunding, with more and more startup companies and businesses utilizing this alternative method of raising money.
IATA estimates coronavirus could narrow Africa’s growth by 0.4 per cent
09-03-2020 | 07:59:00
IATA is estimating that Corona virus, now known as CORVID-19, could narrow Africa’s capacity growth by 0.4% and cost the region’s airline around $40 million in 2020.
African Energy Chamber terminates partnership with Africa Oil & Power
09-03-2020 | 07:57:22
The African Energy Chamber announces its termination of its partnership with Africa Oil & Power, which it has had since 2018.
Centurion Law Group in Equatorial Guinea to operate under new local partnership
09-03-2020 | 07:54:49
Mr. Cosby Manuel Oliveira Toichoa, Associate and Mr. Santiago Olo Lima, Director of Equatorial Guinea, have acquired the operations of the Centurion Law Group in Equatorial Guinea
EIB launches new study confirming strong growth and impact of African banking
09-03-2020 | 07:50:00
The European Investment Bank has published the new edition of the “Banking in Africa” series: “Financing Transformation amid Uncertainty”.
Mastercard launches 2020 South African Girls4Tech programme to inspire girls into STEM careers
06-03-2020 | 09:10:18
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills are still the most in-demand jobs in South Africa in the job market, yet only 13 per cent of graduates in STEM fields are women.
Black Industrialists seek for investment and trade opportunities in Tanzania
06-03-2020 | 07:32:00
A group of Black Industrialists from South Africa will get an opportunity to seek investment and trade opportunities in Tanzania when they participate in a trade mission to Dar es Salaam this month.
InComm debuts prepaid products in South Africa
06-03-2020 | 06:34:00
InComm, a payments technology company has partnered with Flash, South Africa's payments transaction integrator, and Pepkor Group, to launch prepaid products in South Africa.
Standard Bank South Africa migrates SAP cloud platform to Microsoft Azure to boost efficiency
05-03-2020 | 11:43:00
Standard Bank South Africa is moving its core SAP Cloud Platform services to Microsoft Azure to significantly improve the experience customers have with the bank.
African capital market activity declines further in 2019, PWC
05-03-2020 | 11:28:00
African equity capital market (ECM) activity in 2019 declined sharply both in volume and value from 2018, with 2019 posting the lowest proceeds raised in ten years.
Côte d’Ivoire partners with UNCTAD and Germany to improve e-commerce ecosystem
05-03-2020 | 08:42:24
Côte d’Ivoire has partnered with UNCTAD and Germany to assess its readiness for e-commerce.
Over half of world companies have no business continuity plan to combat Coronavirus outbreak, mercer study
05-03-2020 | 08:38:53
More than half of companies, 51 per cent, around the world have no plans or protocols in place to combat a global emergency, such as coronavirus (COVID-19), a study by global consultancy firm Mercer has shown.
AfDB trains fashion and creative industry entrepreneurs in Kenya
05-03-2020 | 07:29:00
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa initiative hosted 110 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry for a workshop on how to establish a successful fashion brand.
AfDB, ADEA urge partners to tackle skills mismatch among youth
04-03-2020 | 13:22:00
AfDB and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa have called on partners to equip young people with the skills they need to boost technological advancement, trade and growth in Africa.
Shortage of personal protective equipment endangering health workers worldwide, WHO
04-03-2020 | 12:00:00
The World Health Organization has warned that severe and mounting disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment caused by rising demand, panic buying, hoarding and misuse is putting lives at risk.
Middle East and Africa personal computing devices market suffers slight decline, IDC
04-03-2020 | 11:42:00
The Middle East and Africa personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, suffered a slight year-on-year decline in shipments during the final quarter of 2019, according to IDC.
Pay on demand solutions drive new wave of digital and financial inclusion in Africa, Mastercard report
04-03-2020 | 07:34:33
Mastercard has released a white paper revealing that giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible.
GhanaWeb wins Google funding to help journalism thrive in the digital age
04-03-2020 | 07:24:00
Global search engine, Google, has awarded a $1.93 million in funding for media related projects across Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
IFC partners with Coronation Merchant Bank to boost trade finance in Nigeria
03-03-2020 | 12:08:00
IFC announced a $40 million Trade Finance Guarantee facility to Coronation Merchant Bank under its Global Trade Finance Program.
African women business platform launched
02-03-2020 | 15:59:16
An online business networking platform aimed at connecting 50 million women entrepreneurs across Africa has been launched.
Automotive industry continues to reflect power of good industrial policy in South Africa,Trade Minister
02-03-2020 | 15:49:00
The automotive industry in South Africa has continued to reflect the power of combining good industrial policy and foreign direct investment and it remains the backbone of the country’s industrialisation drive.
UK launches second call for proposals for Business Innovation Challenge in Kenya
02-03-2020 | 15:35:57
The UK launched the second round of a business innovation challenge fund that will see an additional 5 promising businesses receive grant funding and technical assistance of up to KES 13,000,000 each.
Implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement now in sight, COMESA
28-02-2020 | 13:54:00
The implementation of the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement is now in sight following a spike in the number of countries ratifying and set to ratify the Agreement.
Toshiba ESS to supply power generation system for geothermal plant project in Ethiopia
28-02-2020 | 13:30:00
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation will be supplying steam turbine and the generator for Aluto Langano Geothermal Wellhead Power System in central Ethiopia
Yinson’s FPSO Abigail-Joseph sets sail for Nigeria
28-02-2020 | 13:01:00
FPSO Abigail-Joseph has set sail from Singapore to the Anyala & Madu fields in Block OML 83 & 85, offshore Nigeria, marking the successful completion of its conversion and life extension phase.
BICS joins SMART Africa Alliance to implement free roaming initiative
28-02-2020 | 12:43:43
BICS, a global communications enabler, joined the SMART Africa Alliance and is supporting its ‘One Africa Network.
Orange becomes first telco to embrace SES new satellite communications system
28-02-2020 | 12:34:00
Orange will be the first telco to adopt the ground-breaking O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite communications system.